Welcome to our comprehensive guide on workplace celebrations, contests, and fun!

In today’s fast-paced work environment, it is more important than ever to create a positive and engaging atmosphere. A workplace that fosters team spirit and boosts employee morale. At gThankYou!, we understand the significance of workplace celebrations and the impact they have on employee satisfaction and productivity. Below, are samples of topics we will explore that focus on the power of workplace celebrations, contests, and fun activities, and how they contribute to a thriving work culture.

Mentors and Trainers: The Unsung Heroes

As we celebrate teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, it is crucial to recognize the mentors and trainers in the workplace who play a vital role in employee development. That is, these unsung heroes deserve recognition for their exceptional contributions to employee growth through coaching, mentoring, and training programs. Their guidance and support foster learning and professional development, ultimately leading to a more skilled and engaged workforce.

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Administrative professionals are the backbone of any organization, handling a wide range of tasks to ensure smooth operations. They manage schedules, handle customer service, and provide crucial support to employees. Take the opportunity to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication on Administrative Professionals Day. Plan special activities or surprise treats to make them feel valued and celebrated for their contributions to the organization’s success.

Embracing Earth Day at Work

Earth Day provides a great opportunity to raise awareness about environmental sustainability and encourage eco-friendly practices in the workplace. By organizing events like tree planting, recycling drives, or educational sessions on conservation, you can celebrate Earth Day and demonstrate your commitment to a greener future. Engaging employees in environmentally friendly initiatives not only benefits the planet but also fosters a sense of collective responsibility and pride within the organization.

Easter Employee Appreciation

Easter marks the arrival of spring and is a time of renewal and gratitude. Regardless of religious affiliations, Easter can be a wonderful occasion to appreciate employees for their hard work and contributions. Consider organizing activities like an Easter egg hunt or providing small treats to create a festive and appreciative atmosphere. By recognizing and celebrating your employees during this holiday, you reinforce their value and create a sense of camaraderie within the workplace.

Celebrating National Nurses Week

Nurses play a crucial role in healthcare and deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication. National Nurses Week provides an opportunity to show appreciation for the extraordinary contributions of nurses. Plan special events, provide small tokens of appreciation, or organize a thank-you luncheon to honor these healthcare heroes. By acknowledging their efforts and dedication, you demonstrate your support for the nursing profession and create a culture of gratitude within your organization.

By embracing workplace celebrations, contests, and fun activities, you create a positive work environment that enhances employee engagement, teamwork, and overall satisfaction. At gThankYou!, we believe in the power of celebrating achievements, recognizing employees’ efforts, and fostering a sense of camaraderie. Join us in creating a vibrant and joyful workplace where employees thrive and feel appreciated.



  • It’s Not Too Late To Create Workplace Halloween Fun

    Have some workplace Halloween fun by providing a spread of Halloween treats everyone will enjoy!

    Workplace Halloween fun is easy with as spread of Halloween themed treats!

    This Wednesday, October 31st, isn’t just hump day — it’s Halloween!  You still have time to organize a bit of spooky workplace Halloween fun to celebrate one of our favorite holidays and your employees.
    The Benefits of Workplace Celebrations
    Whether it’s for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the winter holidays, celebrations at work foster team unity, spark creativity, and relieve stress. Workplace parties are seen as an expression of gratitude, which boosts employee engagement and loyalty. (more…)

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  • Treat Employees on National Donut Day

    National Donut Day offers a great chance to thank employeesShare Your Workplace Love with Donuts!

    Friday, June 1st is National Donut Day and a perfect opportunity to celebrate colleagues with a donut, coffee (and maybe a side of fruit)!
    Donuts are a time-honored workplace treat, so it’s fun to have an excuse to pick up a box for the office. After all, they’ve been a sign of appreciation since at least World War I! (more…)

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  • 7 Fun Employee Team-Building Ideas for Pi Day

    Employee team-building ideas for Pi Day!

    Wondering how to celebrate Pi Day with employees? How about fresh-baked pie, team-building games and convenient Pie Gift Certificates from gThankYou? (Photo via Evan Shelhamer, Flickr)

    Brighten up the last few weeks of winter with these employee team-building ideas for Pi Day on March 14!
    Pi Day — not to be confused with National Pie Day, our other favorite excuse to enjoy pie — is a holiday made up by math geeks to celebrate the irrational number that describes the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference.
    That number is typically rounded up and shortened to 3.14, so the holiday is celebrated on March 14. And 3.14 backwards spells … you guessed it, P-I-E. As PBS describes it, “Pi Day is a holiday for math (and pie) enthusiasts to celebrate their love of numbers.” (more…)

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  • Celebrate International Day of Awesomeness

    Celebrate international day of awesomeness in your workplace - have some fun!

    Need a little workplace fun this week? International Day of Awesomeness is Saturday, March 10. (photo via Kate Ter Haar, Flickr)

    International Day of Awesomeness is today, Saturday, March 10. Celebrated every year for the past decade, it’s the perfect excuse to have a little workplace fun!
    “An acceptable level of fun is rarely defined when companies speak of their corporate culture,” Adam Gale writes for Management Today.
    But a company’s attitude to workplace fun is “constantly role-modelled.”
    “You can see from the senior leadership how long it’s okay to spend chatting in the kitchen (five minutes is fine; an hour probably not) or how far non-work conversation or jokes at your desk are okay,” Gale writes.
    Workplace fun isn’t just for downtime on the job. (more…)

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  • 6 Easy, Affordable Easter Customer Appreciation Ideas

    FREE gift Gratitude Cards from gThankYou.

    Have the best customers? Show them your Easter customer appreciation with gThankYou Gift Certificates and our FREE customizable Gratitude Cards!

    Your business depends on loyal, happy customers — show them the gratitude they deserve with an Easter customer appreciation gift, party or promotion, or a combination of all three!
    Thanking customers at holidays is just good business, according to the Small Biz Trends’ article “5 Simple Strategies to Improve Holiday Sales Promotions.”
    “Saying ‘Thank You’ is a fine way to show your appreciation to someone you’ve done business with. It sends a clear signal to your customers that you’re looking forward to continuing and building on the relationship that you’ve established with them,” writes Etai Elizur, COO at content marketing agency Inboundjunction. (more…)

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  • Valentine’s Day in the Workplace: A New Perspective

    Celebrate Valentine's Day in the workplace

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the workplace differently this year — focus on compassion, kindness, friendship and “human leadership.” (Photo via Kate Ter Haar, Flickr)

    A new Harvard Business Review article on “human leadership” is food for thought not only on engaging employees but on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the workplace.
    The takeaway? Skip the romance, keep the candy. Focus on activities that build or celebrate compassion, friendship and kindness. (Incidentally, this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week!)
    The authors of the HBR article “Why Do So Many Managers Forget They’re Human Beings?” are organizational strategists with the mindfulness-training company Potential Project. (more…)

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  • Why Plan a Workplace Thanksgiving Celebration?

    Plan your workplace Thanksgiving celebration with gThankYou!

    Thanksgiving isn’t just for families! A workplace Thanksgiving celebration is the perfect way to show appreciation for your team. (Photo via Satya Murthy, Flickr)

    A workplace Thanksgiving celebration lets employees know how grateful you are for their hard work, at a time of year when gratitude is on everyone’s minds already.
    Now’s the time to start planning.
    Early planning for a workplace Thanksgiving celebration means that, come holiday-time, you and your management team will be able to focus on celebrating with employees.
    And that’s key for any employee appreciation effort. Leadership needs to be present and engaged for a celebration to really work. Leaders set the tone.
    If employees sense that company leaders don’t care, even the most dazzling party and generous gifts won’t matter. (more…)

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  • Labor Day – Opportunity to Celebrate Your Workplace

    Celebrate your workplace in honor of Labor Day!

    Labor Day parades are an American tradition going back generations! Celebrate your workplace this Labor Day with fun, engaging activities. (Image via Kheel Center, Flickr)

    The Labor Day holiday celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate your workplace and have fun  — especially if you have team members working on Labor Day itself or over Labor Day weekend.
    Officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1894, Labor Day was born out of the rise of workers’ rights during the peak of the Industrial Revolution. To this day, we enjoy the benefits of this movement: minimum wage, overtime law, the weekend and more.
    “We commemorate Labor Day because it forever changed the relationship between employer and employee,” according to a Gusto blog post.
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  • Sharing Appreciation: National Doughnut Day!

    Sharing appreciation is sweet on National Doughnut Day!

    Grab a doughnut! National Doughnut Day is the sweetest way to show employee appreciation. (Photo via Edwin Tee, Flickr)

    Sharing appreciation couldn’t be sweeter — share a doughnut today with colleagues, customers and friends! It’s National Doughnut Day — always the first Friday of June.
    There’s a doughnut for everybody. Doughnuts are the most “craveable” treat in America.
    Give your employee appreciation program a little boost to kick off the summer season — bring in doughnuts to share with your team.
    Or turn the day into a fun opportunity for community outreach. Doughnut shops like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts always give away freebies on (more…)

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  • 5 Fun, Easy Employee Activities for Earth Day

    Easy activities for Earth Day - Get everyone involved!

    Plan easy, fun employee activities for Earth Day — such as recycling bottles to raise money for charity like these Cydcor employees are doing! (Photo via Cydcor, Fickr)

    Earth Day is April 22 — did it sneak up on you? No worries, we’ve got last-minute ideas for fun, easy employee activities for Earth Day!
    Everyday employee engagement is built through rewarding, everyday activities. Even the simplest team-building activities can energize and bring people together.
    And celebrating Earth Day in the workplace isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for people, too — and your business, according to USA Today columnist Steve Strauss, a lawyer specializing in small business and entrepreneurship.
    Some benefits are obvious, as Strauss writes in a recent USA Today column.
    Reusing and recycling are money-savers, there are tax benefits for going green, and green practices are good branding and popular with consumers.
    But there are other benefits that are more behind-the-scenes. (more…)

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  • Pi Day in the Workplace: Pass the Pie!

    Celebrate Pi Day with gThankYou pie gift certificates!

     

    Celebrating National Pi Day in the workplace is the perfect way to engage employees, have fun together and, of course, eat tasty slices of pie. Get ready: it’s coming up on March 14!

    National Pi Day — not to be confused with National Pie Day — is the holiday made up by math geeks to celebrate the irrational number that describes the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference. That number is 3.14, or March 14. And 3.14 backwards is … you guessed it, PIE. Every year, Pi Day is a perfect holiday for math (and pie) enthusiasts to celebrate their love of numbers. (more…)

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Step 2

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Step 3

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